I’ve been a mom of three little boys for about three and a half months now. To say I’m overworked and just a bit tired would be an understatement. The good thing is, I get paid in hugs from three very cute boys (though I am a bit biased!)
To survive as a mom to three kids five years old and under takes some work. To thrive is a whole lotta work! Thriving also requires taking care of yourself to make sure you’re the best mom you can be for your kids.
Here are my tips for surviving as a mom to many little humans:
1. Get your sleep! No one wants to deal with the wrath of a Mombie in the morning if she’s running on fumes and coffee. Rest is very important to make sure our brains are at their peak functioning levels to be able handle motherhood on the daily. Get your zzzz’s, ladies. Plus, wrinkles. Ain’t nobody got time for wrinkles!
2. Take time for yourself – My younger (childless) sister makes fun of me saying that nothing I have is mine anymore. Not my clothes (baby puke), not my boobs (breastfeeding), not my food (kids steal it), not my car (kids destroy it), etc….the thing is, I was a whole and complete person before you had kids. It’s important for me to make sure I have some time each day to unwind and destress from the day, and remember that I am still ME. Take a shower, paint my nails (or get them done), read a book, meditate, exercise…anything that makes me feel like I’m doing something for me alone. That’s not selfish, it’s called self-care.
3. Diet – Eating healthy is essential to survival in motherhood. I need to keep my mind and body sharp to keep up with my babies. However, finding the time to squeeze in a million fresh fruits and veggies isn’t always manageable. What is doable is squeezing out my fruits, veggies, and chia seeds from a convenient Shine Organics pouch! Each pouch features a yummy blend of ingredients such as: apple, guava, banana, mango, pumpkin, and others to support your overall wellbeing. Imagine all of that goodness is conveniently located in one super easy and delicious snack pouch!
These simple tips can help you not only survive, but thrive as a busy mom! Remembering to eat, sleep and take care of yourself can work wonders on a girl.
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